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Book lovers anticipate release of Harper Lee's second book

February 4, 2015 by WLWT Cincinnati

WLWT Cincinnati"To Kill a Mockingbird" is a staple in high school English classrooms across the country. English Teacher Natalie Shearer said she and her colleagues at Simon Kenton High School were delighted by the news. “We love 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' and we enjoy ...

Jeff Ruby: Help me buy SK football equipment to replace what was lost in fire

November 3, 2014 by WCPO

WCPOINDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- A little more than a week after Simon Kenton High School's football team lost its equipment in a fire, restaurateur Jeff Ruby has stepped up to help the Pioneers get new uniforms. In a Tweet, Ruby solicited donations from individuals so ...

Rivals rescue Simon Kenton football team after fire

October 24, 2014 by WCPO

WCPOINDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- The Simon Kenton football team wore other schools' helmets and shoulder pads Friday night after a locker room fire ruined theirs and their rivals came to the rescue. Nine schools contributed equipment so the 8-1 Pioneers could play ...

After fire, the game goes on for Simon Kenton thanks to rivals' donations

October 24, 2014 by WLWT Cincinnati

WLWT CincinnatiThey're playing an out-of-town team. He said in a way, it's Northern Kentucky against the outsiders. Holmes High School Coach Ben Nevels happens to be a Simon Kenton graduate, but he said he'd empty his spare gear room for any team in his alma mater's ...

Simon Kenton football program scrambles to find equipment after fire

October 23, 2014 by WLWT Cincinnati

WLWT Cincinnati"All our football uniforms, all of the helmets, their shoes, all of their football pads, shoulder pads, all of that stuff had significant smoke and soot on their clothing," said Kenton County Schools spokeswoman Jess Dykes. "At dismissal, we weren't sure if we were ...

Gary Chestnut, man paralyzed in October crash in Independence dies

September 1, 2014 by WCPO

WCPOIn October, Anthony Scott Wagner Jr., of Cincinnati, was driving a Ford Taurus on Madison Pike at about 6 a.m. when he lost control and hit a pick up truck, according to the Independence police department. Chestnut and two other people in their 20s were ...

Threat of Louisville 'Purge' brings St. Xavier football scrimmage to Simon Kenton

August 16, 2014 by WCPO

WCPOINDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- Saint Xavier High School football players from Louisville played a scrimmage football game in Independence, Ky. Saturday morning after a social media scare that never was. "We had heard via social media about 'The Purge,' and we were in conversations with St. X all day and all morning," Jessica Dykes with Simon Kenton High School told WAVE television in Louisville. "Ultimately we made the decision based on what was best for our kids and the safety of the students." "The Purge," and its ...

Football scrimmage rescheduled over 'The Purge' threats in Louisville

August 15, 2014 by FOX19

A football scrimmage that was supposed to take place Friday in Louisville has been rescheduled due to security concerns. Simon Kenton High School in Independence, Ky postponed a scrimmage with St. Xavier High School in Louisville Friday night over The ...

Simon Kenton HS postpones scrimmage at St. X over 'The Purge' threats

August 15, 2014 by WAVE

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Threats of random violence in Louisville tied to The Purge horror movies have caused Simon Kenton High School to move a varsity football scrimmage scheduled for tonight at St. Xavier High School to Saturday morning at Simon ...

Senior prank puts Ky. high school up for sale

May 22, 2014 by USA TODAY

INDEPENDENCE, Ky. — Simon Kenton High School's graduating seniors have an enterprising plan to pay for college expenses. They just put their school up for sale. According to a Craigslist ad posted around 9 p.m. Wednesday, the graduating class of 2014 ...

Pioneers slam short Panther squad 3-0 at regional

October 29, 2013 by Madison Courier

Madison CourierROUGH NIGHT: Carroll County's Stevie Ogburn (above, 2) bumps the ball as teammate Jessica Foster closes in during Monday's regional match with Simon Kenton. The Panthers' Abby Miracle (below, 14) and Kelly Layton scramble to keep the ball alive.

Team support, strength win Dixie Heights-Simon Kenton football game

October 18, 2013 by WCPO

WCPOEven though Dixie Heights came up short in a 19-14 struggle against Simon Kenton Friday night, the display of team support leading up to the game earned Brossart, his family and the young men on the football squad a much more important win. Through the ...

Police: Alcohol a possible factor in 2-vehicle crash in Independence that injured ...

October 10, 2013 by WCPO

WCPOFive people were injured Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash in front of an Independence, Ky., high school. Authorities said it is possible that speed, alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash that happened at 5:57 a.m. at 11132 Madison Pike in front of Simon Kenton High School. Three medical helicopters responded to the scene. Police say the crash involved a pickup truck with Kentucky plates and a Ford Taurus with an Ohio registration. Of the five people injured -- four were in the Taurus and one was in the ...

Driver to face charges in head-on collision near N. Ky. school

October 9, 2013 by

The Ford Taurus was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Madison Pike when it struck a northbound pickup truck near Simon Kenton High School and Kenton Elementary School just before 6 a.m., said Dave Nichols, assistant Independence police ...

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